Straw Totes: How to wear

I often get asked how to style a straw tote/bag and I always answer, however you like!
Who says there is a rule on where and how to wear a straw bag? In the 70’s, actress Jane Birkin was always photographed with her trademark straw basket, she even paired it with a chic black cocktail dress.
In recent years, fashion has started to break the mold of rules allowing for a more simple and natural approach on things. If you are wearing a pair of jeans, a tank and want to carry your straw tote/bag then, why not? Who says they are only beach friendly!
I have shared a few looks to inspire you to carry your own straw bag. For any inquires or orders, please visit our Shop section on the blog.

 

Trompe-L’oeil Tote

I love tote bags! I seem to use them the most in the summer for beach days.
I have been seeing more and more of these fantastic Trompe-L’oeil effect done on bags.
What is a Trompe-L’oeil effect you ask? Its an art technique which uses a realistic image to create an optical illusion.
So the tote bag is simple with not much detail. Then it gets revamped with say Birkins photo image to give the illusion of a Birkins bag!
It’s such a fun and creative way to revamp an old tote bag. Its also a great way to invest in tote bags with out spending too much.
I am a huge fan of this trend and here are a few of my favorite that have caught my eye.
Now if only Spring can come sooner!!(sighh)